Calendar & Taks not activated

Asked by Djanji on 2010-01-14

dear sirs
I use mozilla thunderbird 2.0.0.23 for mailing under Ubunru 9.10.
Actually I'm not able to use Calender & Taks components seem to be unactived (never use before).
I should have to insert Anniversary or remember.
Is something missing, plugins ?

Many Thanks for your help

jc

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Mitch Towner
Solved:
2010-02-10
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2010-02-10
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2010-01-23
Mitch Towner (kermiac) said : #1

Hi Djanji,
The calendar & tasks functionality in thunderbird is handled by a plugin called "lightning". To install this plugin, search for "lightning" (without the quotes) in Synaptic Package Manager & install it from there.

Another way of doing this is to type the following command into a terminal window (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal):
sudo apt-get install lightning

Djanji (jcvg) said : #2

Hi,
many thanks for your help.
I noticed looking for lighning in synaptic package manager that stands
for library for assembly code compilation at runtime ...
... so before installing this plugging I'd to know wether is the correct
one ?!

Waiting for an early reply
Cordialy
djanji

Mitch Towner wrote:
> Your question #97434 on thunderbird in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+question/97434
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mitch Towner proposed the following answer:
> Hi Djanji,
> The calendar & tasks functionality in thunderbird is handled by a plugin called "lightning". To install this plugin, search for "lightning" (without the quotes) in Synaptic Package Manager & install it from there.
>
> Another way of doing this is to type the following command into a terminal window (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal):
> sudo apt-get install lightning
>
>

Mitch Towner (kermiac) said : #3

Hi Djanji,
Please accept my apologies for the mistake. The actual package (in Synaptic Package Manager) you need to install is called "lightning-extension". Please see linked screenshot for more details.

http://imgbin.org/index.php?page=image&id=1166

Therefore the actual terminal command would be:
sudo apt-get install lightning-extension

Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

Mitch Towner (kermiac) said : #4

Hi Djanji,
Did this resolve the issue for you? Awaiting your reply. Thanks in advance.

Djanji (jcvg) said : #5

Hi Mitch,
installed lightning extension as requested but nothing happens ?!
For ex. when I right click on a day in calender I notice that only Next
Month & Previous Month tasks are actives but not New event !!!

I can't understand !

Many thanks for your help
djanji

Mitch Towner wrote:
> Your question #97434 on thunderbird in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+question/97434
>
> Mitch Towner posted a new comment:
> Hi Djanji,
> Did this resolve the issue for you? Awaiting your reply. Thanks in advance.
>
>

Best Mitch Towner (kermiac) said : #6

Hi Djanji,
It is unfortunate that you are still unable to fully utilise the lightning plugin. Please read through the documentation at the sites listed below as i believe they will be very helpful in explaining how to use the calendar functions:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Home_Page
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:User_Documentation
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:FAQ

Kind Regards,
Mitch

Djanji (jcvg) said : #7

Thanks Mitch Towner, that solved my question.